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Schmidt ’21: TWTP rightfully asks tough questions of students

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Schmidt ’21: TWTP rightfully asks tough questions of students

October 23, 2018 0 comments

To prepare for the drastic change in social climate between my previous schooling experiences and Brown, I applied to the Third World Transition Program, a four-day pre-orientation program dedicated to talking about systems of oppression and fostering an environment of open discussion.

Foster ’19: Don’t paywall local election information

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Foster ’19: Don’t paywall local election information

October 23, 2018 0 comments

Compared to other countries, voter turnout in the United States is dismal. Of all age groups in this country, millenials are the worst at showing up to vote. Clearly voting isn’t the only kind of civic engagement available to us, but it’s one option among many that is important to participate in.

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Calvelli ’19: Let them wear lanyards

October 22, 2018 0 comments

Now in my fourth (and final) year at Brown, I thought nothing could surprise me. Naked people with donuts? Sure. Neil deGrasse Tyson chilling on Simmons Quad? Boring. Yet on a recent dreary mid-October day, I was proven wrong when I saw not one, but two first-years with lanyards around their necks.

Allums ’21: MPC Workshop “Are You Problematic?” is for all of us

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Allums ’21: MPC Workshop “Are You Problematic?” is for all of us

October 22, 2018 0 comments

A few weeks ago, a group of Minority Peer Counselors hosted one of several planned workshops designed to address issues facing racial and ethnic minorities at Brown.

Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

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Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

October 21, 2018 0 comments

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a series of videos discussing her Native American heritage, as well a DNA test that concluded she had a Native American ancestor six to ten generations back.

Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

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Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

October 18, 2018 0 comments

A few weeks ago, the University hosted the 2018 edition of the Black Alumni Reunion weekend. This reunion was particularly special as the year 2018 marks 50 years since the 1968 student walkout by black students from Brown and Pembroke College.

Fernandez ’21: The language of Latinx

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Fernandez ’21: The language of Latinx

October 16, 2018 0 comments

A discussion I have been particularly interested in and that I have seen arise constantly among students and faculty at Brown is the discussion on the intricacies of language, especially in regard to its essential role in framing the way we view and interact with our circumstances.

Friedman ’19: Edge College Hill is not perfect — just pragmatic

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Friedman ’19: Edge College Hill is not perfect — just pragmatic

October 15, 2018 0 comments

If you’re a sophomore or a junior, you’re probably already in the process of looking for a place to live next year. The current state of apartment hunting in Providence is reminiscent of the recruiting cycle — it happens earlier and earlier every year, and chances are that all of […]

Flynn ’20: Brown should calculate GPA

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Flynn ’20: Brown should calculate GPA

October 14, 2018 0 comments

Most undergrads who have applied to an organization outside of Brown — virtually everyone — have had to take the annoying step of calculating their GPA. In the spirit of its unique educational philosophy, Brown refuses to calculate GPA; but other organizations, obviously, do not share this philosophy.

Calvelli ’19: Exploration/No Credit

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Calvelli ’19: Exploration/No Credit

October 12, 2018 0 comments

On Oct. 2, the Sastifactory/No Credit deadline passed without much fanfare. Forty-nine years after its inception, the S/NC option is so ingrained in the Brown experience that it doesn’t stand out as abnormal.